Saturday, March 31, 2007

Changing Login Password in Linux and XP

Everyone's familiar with changing passwords using the fancy guis. Here is a short and fast way to change passwords on the fly.


1.Go to Shell.
2. type passwd "username"
3. type in a new unix password.

4. If you are password isn't safe enough by UNIX standards, ;), it will prompt a warning.
5. Retype the same password, and it takes it.

Win XP:

1. Go to cmd.
2. type net user "username" "password" or
3. type net user "username" *
4. It will prompt for "password"
5. You are done.

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